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Rabindranath Tagore: a Renaissance Man

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|TAGORE-A RENAISSANCE MAN                                                                                                                             |
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|“What is Art? It is the response of man's creative soul to the call of the Real”. Doesn't this quote ring a bell in your head?Yes, it is a quote by |
|our famous poet,playwright,writer composer,essayist,spiritualist,philosopher,painter,orator and what not,   Rabindranath Tagore. An educator with a   |
|difference, a renaissance man, a great citizen of our country and a man whose worth is not to be forgotten still occupies a position in the temporal|
|regions of our minds.                                                                                                                               |
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|Introducing him briefly,Rabindranath Tagore   (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev,was a Bengali poet, novelist, musician,painter and a   |
|playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author of Gitanjali and its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he was the   |
|first non-European to win the Noble Prize for Literature. His poetry in translation was viewed as spiritual, and this together with his mesmerizing |
|persona gave him a prophet-like aura in the west but his "elegant prose and magical poetry" still remains largely unknown outside the confines of   |
|Bengal.                                                                                                                                             |
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